Resilience Week 2019

Resilience Week Objective: A Symposium dedicated to promising research in resilient systems that will protect critical cyber-physical infrastructures from unexpected and malicious threats--securing our way of life.

Submission Schedule

Special Session


  • $495 for registration by July 13
  • $595 after deadline has passed
  • $50 discount for IEEE IES and HFES members
  • 50% discount for current students


General Chair Craig Rieger, Idaho National Laboratory General Organizing Chair Jodi Grgich, 

Topical Areas

Call for Special Sessions

  • Within all topical areas, participants interested in exploring new interdisciplinary approaches or perspectives on resilience are encouraged to complete the special session template with title, paragraph overview, topical areas and chairs.
  • Sessions or full tracks may be proposed, including invited and paper presentations, panels and facilitated discussions.

Call for Papers

  • Full Papers: written following IEEE format and limited to 7 double column pages in a font no smaller than 10-points. Note that an extra page fee of $100 for each page (up to three additional pages) will apply to any camera-ready version exceeding the page limit.
  • Work-in-Progress and Industry practice: written following IEEE format and limited to 4 double column pages, in a font no smaller than 10-points. Work-in-Progress papers describe research that has not yet produced the results required for a full paper, but that due to its novelty and potential impact deserves to be shared with the community at an early stage.
  • Accepted papers and Work-in-Progress papers will be submitted to IEEE for publication in Xplore.

Call for Whitepapers

  • Whitepapers or executive summaries (not to exceed 1000 words) for original work on topics of interest. We welcome research contributions dealing with methodologies and techniques to improve critical infrastructure resilience to all-hazards. Case studies from local, state, federal infrastructure protection entities and infrastructure owner-operators are also invited and welcome. Work that has been previously published or presented elsewhere may be suitable provided that it is consistent with the objectives of the conference and these other outlets are referenced appropriately.

Become an Exhibitor or Patron Enjoy the following benets:

  • Diamond ($7500): Includes platinum benets, plus advertising and speaker for reception/meal
  • Platinum ($3500): includes 3 free registrations, 1 booth, and reception sponsor
  • Gold ($2000): includes 2 free registrations and a booth
  • Silver ($1500): includes 1 free registration and a booth
  • Opportunity to shape the R&D to meet national resilience needs through ground truth discussions and program committee roles as part of over twenty industry companies and ve national laboratories who will participate
  • Opportunity to meet new students and professors from over 35 universities that have interdisciplinary perspectives to meet critical infrastructure challenges

TOPICAL AREAS Thematic (accepting special session proposals and whitepapers) Resilience Week will include a thematic area for broad topical participation that focuses on recent natural and manmade events to establish challenges and solutions to further advance the resilience of our infrastructure and communities. Leveraging partnerships with government and industry, ground truth data from recent events will be provided for extraction and use by participants to align discussions on technology developments and research. The resulting forum will provide opportunity for a dialogue that will inform future research and technology development eorts to address pressing needs in anticipation of future catastrophic events.

Elements of Resilience (accepting special session proposals and papers)

  • Control Systems: Engineering systems are increasingly subjected to disturbances which are not generally predictable at design time. These disturbances can be man-made or naturally occurring, and they can be physical or cyber in nature. In order to ensure resilient system performance, multi-disciplinary control approaches that provide intrinsic state awareness and intelligence are required. Topical areas include: Control Theory; Control Framework; Sensor Architectures, Monitoring/Control Security; Data Fusion, Data Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Prognostics, Computational Intelligence; Cyber-physical power and energy systems; Robotic systems; Cyber-physical system security, and Cyber security for industrial control systems.
  • Cyber Systems: Engineered systems in use today are highly dependent on computation and communication resources. This includes systems of all kinds, ranging from vehicles to large-scale industrial systems and national critical infrastructures. The resilience of the computational systems and infrastructures underlying these technologies is of great importance for mission continuity, security and safety. Resilience, in this context, is understood as the ability of a system to anticipate, withstand, recover, and evolve from cyber-attacks and failures. In this symposium we will focus on the topic of resilience of cyberphysical systems. Among others, the concepts of cyber awareness, anticipation, avoidance, protection, detection, and response to cyber-attacks will be promoted and will help set the tone of the event. A better understanding of the science and engineering of these concepts and its supporting technologies will help provide some of the key underlying capabilities for the design and development of resilient cyber-physical systems. Topical areas include: Cyber Architecture; Human Machine Interaction and Cyber Social understanding; Human Systems Design, Human and Systems Behavior; Education and Workforce Development; Sensor Architectures; Data Fusion; Computational Intelligence; Resilient Cyber Frameworks and Architectures, Adaptive/ Agile/ Moving Defenses, and Resilient Cyber-physical power and energy systems.
  • Cognitive Systems: Many environments critical to cyber and physical infrastructure exhibit interplays between engineering systems design and human factors engineering. The Cognitive Systems track will explore how people, individually and in teams, engage in cognitive and cooperative problem solving in complex, time-critical, and high-consequence settings. We will emphasize technology designs, operating concepts and procedures, and cognitive science research that improves overall human-system performance and increases the resilience and robustness of complex sociotechnical systems. Joint sessions with the Control Systems and Cyber Systems Symposia will explore the functional relations of systems integrating humans, automation, and system management resources. Topical areas include: Selection, training and performance in complex socio-technical systems; Human performance models of event response; Cognitive readiness in high-consequence environments; Macroergonomics, systems design, and safety; Human factors of security, privacy, and trust; Situation cognition in cyber, physical, and hybrid environments; Procedures, checklists, and skilled performance; Human supervisory control and complex systems performance; Distributed cognition, expertise coordination, and teamwork; Human-machine interaction with automation, computers, and robots, and Autonomous and semi-autonomous systems/technology.

  • Communications Systems: Many commercial and government applications require reliable and secure communications for eective operations. These communications are often challenged in contested environments – whether from hostile states in a denial of service scenario, degraded infrastructure following a man-made or natural disaster, or nite spectrum pressure that restrict agility. The symposium will highlight how incorporation of resiliency in communications systems can support a wide range of applications given uncertainty in the communication environment. Topical areas include: Architectures; Threats and Failures; Remediation and recovery; Characterization; Networks and Infrastructure; Military applications, and Civil applications.
Complex Environments (accepting special session proposals , papers, and whitepapers)
  • Infrastructures: Creating and sustaining resilient critical infrastructure is a diverse and complex mission. Critical infrastructure systems in the United States consist of a diversity of interdependent networks, varied operating and ownership models, systems in both the physical world and cyberspace, and stakeholders from multi-jurisdictional levels. Methods to improve critical infrastructure resilience are advancing, but much more can be done. Large-scale disasters have revealed that decision makers often struggle to identify or determine key components and interdependency relationships in infrastructure systems, optimal resource allocation to increase resilience or reduce risk, and optimal response plans. The Resilient Critical Infrastructure Symposium seeks to bridge the gaps among local, city and state entities, infrastructure owner-operators, federal agencies, and researchers to advance a productive discussion of tools, technologies, and policies for improving critical infrastructure resilience. Topical areas include: Modeling, analytical techniques, or decision support tools to determine vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure, assess resilience, and/or inform planning and investment, Adaptations to respond to catastrophic events; Best practices for local, state, federal infrastructure protection entities or infrastructure owner-operators; techniques to improve critical infrastructure resilience to all-hazards; case studies of infrastructure planning and disaster response; Emergency services and regional resilience; Dependency or interdependency examinations of cascading impacts of infrastructure failures; Cyber-physical interdependencies in critical infrastructure analysis; Resilience assessment methodologies and incorporation of socio-technical approaches; Application of advanced visualization methodologies (e.g., geospatial and virtual reality) that enhance critical infrastructure analysis rep¬orts and information sharing processes.
  • Communities: Communities provide the fabric that integrates the provision of our individual needs and support networks. Connections between individuals and groups serve as critical drivers for bouncing back from shocks, including damaging storms and other catastrophic events. Therefore, the role of social networks and cohesion is important in organizational and community resilience. It is also important that as we see increased magnitude and impact of events, consideration of planning and policies that reect availability and distribution of key resources be in place that will make communities and populations more resilient to large-scale disruptions. Topical areas include: Governance and resilience policy; eectiveness of social networks in recovery; models and systematic approaches to resilience; scientic approaches to resilience, and role of distributed utilities and community based assets in recovery.

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